Summer Cruise Holidays

Set sail on a P&O Cruises summer adventure and you can visit more places than you may have thought possible – in just one holiday. There’s no need to keep yourself entertained in a single destination. With us your summer days will unfold from each new port of call to the next.

What makes a summer cruise holiday so special?

On a Med summer cruise, you might stroll the harbour sides and people-watch on the French Riviera one evening, peruse the great artworks of Rome during an afternoon, and kayak along Dubrovnik’s glistening coast the next. So many new experiences are yours to enjoy, both ship and shore, on a P&O Cruises summer holiday.

From May through to September, you can enjoy a European summer cruise holiday across the seas, from soaking up the magic of the Mediterranean and the epic vistas of the Norwegian Fjords to the breathtaking beauty of the Scandinavia and Northern Europe and beyond.

Best summer cruise destinations

Norwegian Fjords

Enjoy the beauty of the Norwegian Fjords. With incredible views guaranteed from all over each ship, our Norwegian Fjords cruise holidays will enable guests to have the choice of when they want to travel to this spectacular area. With a developed diverse range of exclusions and activities for guests for cultural encounters, to active adventure, this is a destination that is best experienced by sea.

Spain, Portugal and the Canary Islands

Hike up Tenerife's Mount Teide. Sample the local wines in a vineyard on Lanzarote, set amid the volcanic soil of this breathtaking island. Marvel at the ornate architecture of the Royal Alcázar in Seville – one of the oldest palaces in Europe. Yes, the beaches, blue skies and vivid landscapes are certainly irresistible, but they also come with the promise of cultural richness and historical fascination.

Mediterranean Fly Cruises

Stroll on the glamorous French Riviera. Visit Italy’s great cities – Rome, Venice and Florence. Discover Croatia with calls at Dubrovnik, Hvar and Split or stop off in the Greek Islands.

Scandinavia and Northern Europe

Centuries old palaces that seem determined to outdo one another. Churches more extravagant than the last. Art museums to champion all art museums. Scandinavia and Northern Europe is a playground of riches. Our cruise holidays offer two weeks visiting capital cities, cultural masterpieces and lesser-known gems.

Norway and Iceland

Holidays to Norway and Iceland take you to the heart of Mother Nature. To a world of vivid landscapes, punctuated by deep fjords, soaring peaks and cascading waterfalls. And the best way to unlock these treasures? Through a cruise.


Famed for its art, architecture, cultures, cuisines, beaches and more – the Med is a holiday full of rich experiences and it's perfect for adults or families to experience together.

British Isles

With us, you can visit the incredible cities, encounter the diverse landscapes and meet the local wildlife, all on one holiday. With each stop just a stone's throw away, you can visit seven destinations on a 12 night holiday and see more of the British Isles than you might have thought possible.

Short breaks

A Short Break with us is the perfect antidote to the rigors and demands of the day-to-day. Why not treat yourself and escape for a few days to soak up the romance and charm of captivating cities? Whether you’re celebrating something special, planning a cultural getaway for the family, or simply keen to change the scenery for a few days, we have a Short Break with your name on it.

Explore great doorstep destinations such as the Norway and the Fjords

Or venture further and discover the Greek islands

Already know your favourite ship for your summer cruise holiday?

Brand New Ship


Iona will offer the next generation of guests the holiday of a lifetime on the next generation of P&O Cruises ships.

Family Friendly


Inspired by our past. Designed for the future. There has never been a more stylish way to see the world! Whether you're new to cruising, or a veteran of the high seas, your moments on board Britannia are sure to be truly memorable.

Family Friendly


There’s always something happening on Ventura, enjoy delicious fine dining, a tranquil spa, many quiet spaces to unwind, great sports facilities and four pools.

Exclusively for Adults


Exclusively-for-adults Arcadia will be embarking on Grand Tours with her first ever transit of the Amazon River.

Family Friendly


Family-friendly Azura will take over our Mediterranean fly-cruise programme for summer 2021 while spending winter 2021/ 2022 in th Caribbean.

Exclusively for Adults


Join exclusively-for adults Aurora on a full western circumnavigation of the world in 99 nights for the first time since 2017.

Frequently asked questions about Summer Cruise Holidays